Quiet PC Serenity Nano review

This system is powered by an Intel Core i5-4670K, overclocked from 3.4 GHz to 3.8 GHz, which is hardly an overclock at all considering this is the rated Turbo speed of the processor. But this approach does avoid increasing the cooling requirements to the extent that noisy, high-speed fans would be required. Quiet PC has chosen the Noctua L9i cooler for the CPU, which is specially designed to cause minimal audible noise, if not designed for extreme overclocking. We would advise against purchasing this system and pushing the CPU frequency higher unless you really know what you're doing.

The PC also uses a quiet 750W FSP Aurum Modular power supply. This may seem vastly over-specified considering the maximum power draw of the PC, which we measured at 330W, but keeping the power supply at under 50% maximum load enables it to run much more quietly than one which is straining near its full capacity.

Externally, the Serenity Nano looks almost identical to both Dino PC's Microraptor GTX 770 and YoyoTech's Warbird RS4.0 as all three share the same CoolerMaster Elite 130 Mini-ITX system case. Quiet PC's PC offers broadly the same features too, but costs well over £200 more and comes with no optical drive as standard.

0 Comment "Quiet PC Serenity Nano review"

Post a Comment